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To Amir ref to Ali.

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Submitted by M. al-Content (Portugal), Feb 22, 2006 at 19:45

I rather sympathised with Ali's thoughts on scholars, as some are very venal, while others are very vindictive, but I did as you suggested and went to:
http://radar.ngcsu.edu/~mgilbert/indiasyl.htm
where I was struck by the following:

"Akbar's most imaginative attempt to bridge the cultural differences between the Sunni Islamic elite and Hindus was his introduction of a new religion, the Din-i-Ilahi, which sought to combine beliefs of many faiths".
and
"Akbar failed to achieve the unification of Muslims and Hindu culture he desired, but he succeeded in building a syncretic ethos".

Mughal Multiculturalism ? If so, then it must be Akbar's spirit that has survived in India until this day, rather than Aurangzeb's, helping a vast and diverse population to get on with daily life with an amazing degree of harmony.

Unfortunately, Aurangzeb's unhappy followers are still with us, bent on making misery, now scattered across the globe, unable to find a home to their liking, and wrecking the homes of others in their bitterness !
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